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Water Well Contractor Check List

What You Should Know About Water Wells

Water Well Contractor check list

The AGWT warns not to base your selection of a well contractor on price alone. Your well system is permanent and future changes may be much more expensive in the long run. Make sure that bids and estimates are “Apples-to-Apples” and that they are for comparable quality materials, service and guarantees. The lowest bid is usually not the best value. Be sure your contract contains:

  • The contractor’s business address and state license number
  • A written proposal that details:
    • what work is to be done
    • materials to be used
    • the charge for drilling per foot
    • the type of equipment to be installed
    • terms of contractor or manufacturer guarantee on the well and well equipment
    • the expected start and completion dates
    • payment schedule
    • details of client and contractor responsibility for site access and site clean-up
    • responsibility for obtaining all permits
  • Proof of the contractor’s liability insurance while working on your job to protect against:
    • personal injury to you or others
    • damage to your property
    • damage to the property of others
  • Proof of Worker’s Compensation insurance to protect the contractor’s employees or sub-contractors while working on your job.

Be assured that Cushing & Sons, as Central New England’s most reputable well drilling company, adheres to all of these recommendations by the AGWT.


631 Route 12 North
Keene, NH 03431

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